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Richard E. Smith, M.D., Installed as President of Michigan State Medical Society
Date:4/28/2009

EAST LANSING, Mich., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard E. Smith, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, was installed as the 144th president of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) on Saturday, April 25, at the annual MSMS House of Delegates meeting in Grand Rapids.

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Doctor Smith, the first African American to serve as MSMS president, will serve a one-year term and act as spokesperson for 15,000-member medical society on state and national policy issues.

As MSMS president, Doctor Smith plans to focus his attention on increasing collaboration among physicians, health systems, insurers and government to increase access to quality medical care for the residents of Michigan.

"This year brings unprecedented economic challenges, but also unique opportunities to address the needed improvements in health care," Doctor Smith said in his inaugural address. "As physicians, we offer hope and consistency in this time of uncertainty and leadership when it is needed most. We encourage collaboration between business and government to work to bring basic health care service to all citizens of Michigan."

A seventh-generation Michiganian, Doctor Smith completed his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan and earned his medical degree with honors from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in obstetrics/gynecology at Wayne State University.

Doctor Smith, a senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital for more than 28 years, is Service Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has delivered more than 7,000 babies. He recently served as chair of the Board of Governors of the 1,000-member Henry Ford Medical Group.

During his career, Doctor Smith has been active in local, state, national and international efforts to improve prenatal care for teens. He played a leading role in advocating for both state and federal legislation that improved prenatal care for women and teens across the country. His testimony before Congress in 1985 helped establish a National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality.

"It's important that all patients, but especially young patients, are treated with respect and dignity, and have quick access to high quality medical care," Doctor Smith said.

Doctor Smith also helped to develop national polices on behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics to improve health care for women and teens.

In addition to MSMS, Doctor Smith is a member the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Detroit Medical Society, the American College of Physician Executives and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist.

He has been a member of National Foundation March of Dimes advisory board and the executive board of directors for the Southeast Michigan March of Dimes since 1988. He recently served as Michigan chair of the state-wide Prematurity Prevention Champaign.

Doctor Smith is a past president of the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan and currently serves on the MSMS board of directors as well as the MSMS Foundation board. Doctor Smith also serves on the board of governors of the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Doctor Smith and his wife, Gail, reside in West Bloomfield. They have two children; daughter Karyn, and son, Richard II.

The Michigan State Medical Society is the statewide professional association of 15,000 medical doctors in Michigan affiliated with the American Medical Association. Physician policies on various issues involving public health, health care delivery and medical ethics are set at the annual MSMS House of Delegates meeting.


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